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1961 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1960 / 1962

78-83, Finished 5th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jimmy Dykes (77-83) and Mel Harder (1-0)
GM: Gabe Paul, Farm Dir: Hoot Evers
Scored 737 runs, Allowed 752 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-82

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 725,547 (7th of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 96

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1960 / 1962 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from October 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 10, 1960

Released Jack Harshman.

October 13, 1960

Sold Billy Moran to Toronto (International).

November 28, 1960

Drafted Valmy Thomas from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

December 3, 1960

Traded Harvey Kuenn to the San Francisco Giants. Received Johnny Antonelli and Willie Kirkland.

December 8, 1960

Released Mike White.

December 14, 1960

Johnny Klippstein selected by the Washington Senators as the 6th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Carl Mathias selected by the Washington Senators as the 10th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Gene Leek selected by the Los Angeles Angels as the 33rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Marty Keough selected by the Washington Senators as the 41st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Jim King selected by the Washington Senators as the 43rd pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Ted Bowsfield selected by the Los Angeles Angels as the 17th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Red Wilson selected by the Washington Senators as the 24th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

Ken Aspromonte selected by the Washington Senators as the 26th pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

The Los Angeles Angels returned Ted Bowsfield following previous expansion draft selection.

The Washington Senators returned Red Wilson following previous expansion draft selection.

Red Wilson selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1960 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

December 27, 1960

Signed Paul Casanova as a free agent.

1961

Signed Tommie Agee as an amateur free agent.

Signed Steve Bailey as an amateur free agent.

Signed Steve Hargan as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jackie Hernandez as an amateur free agent.

Signed Floyd Weaver as an amateur free agent.

January 19, 1961

Released Don Newcombe.

February 1, 1961

Ted Bowsfield selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1961 expansion draft (after draft's completion).

The Los Angeles Angels returned Red Wilson following previous expansion draft selection.

April 23, 1961 (Standings)

Released Paul Casanova.

May 3, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Chuck Essegian from the Kansas City Athletics.

May 10, 1961 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later, Joe Morgan and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Bob Nieman. The Cleveland Indians sent Mike Lee (June 1, 1961) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

June 5, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Russ Heman to the Los Angeles Angels.

June 12, 1961 (Standings)

Signed Tommy John as an amateur free agent.

July 3, 1961 (Standings)

Selected Ken Aspromonte off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

July 4, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Johnny Antonelli to the Milwaukee Braves.

July 7, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Joe Schaffernoth from the Chicago Cubs.

July 20, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Ted Abernathy from the Milwaukee Braves. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

July 28, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Bob Hale to the New York Yankees.

September 6, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Ken Retzer to the Washington Senators. Received a player to be named later. The Washington Senators sent Chet Boak (October, 1961) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

September 8, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Chuck Tanner to the Los Angeles Angels.

October, 1961 (Standings)

Purchased Vic Davalillo from the Cincinnati Reds.

October 5, 1961 (Standings)

Traded Jim Piersall to the Washington Senators. Received Dick Donovan, Gene Green and Jim Mahoney.

October 14, 1961 (Standings)

Sold Joe Schaffernoth and Dave Tyriver to the Washington Senators.

November 16, 1961

Traded Johnny Temple to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Arthur Kay (minors), Ray Barker and Harry Chiti.

November 27, 1961

Drafted Don Rudolph from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Buddy Booker from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1961 first-year draft.

Drafted Bob Chance from the San Francisco Giants in the 1961 first-year draft.

Traded Bobby Locke to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jerry Kindall.

November 30, 1961

Traded Ely Churchich (minors) and Louis Holdener (minors) to the Chicago Cubs. Received Mel Roach.

1962

Signed Hal Kurtz as an amateur free agent.

Purchased Luis Tiant from Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).

Jerry Fosnow sent to the Minnesota Twins in an unknown transaction.

Ruben Gomez received from the Philadelphia Phillies in an unknown transaction.

March, 1962

Purchased Duke Carmel from the St. Louis Cardinals.

March 20, 1962

Traded Mel Roach to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Tony Curry and Ken Lehman.

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1960 / 1962 Trades and Transactions